Produced in British Columbia and Quebec, Canada, Copyright © 2018 Ecoshel, Inc., Boston, MA. All rights reserved. TM: Ecoshel, Smart-Shingle.
Two nails per shingle
Any exposure up to 7-1/2"
All joints are offset at least 1-1/2"
over the next 2 courses.
The Ecoshel Cedar Shingle System uses full size, 18" R&R, kiln dried, premium quality, western red cedar shingles.
The shingles are prefabricated as 48” Shingle-Strips, for a faster, higher quality installation.
The Installation System automatically offsets all joints over 3 courses, as required by code.
Just align either edge of the first shingle-strip in each course with any 12, 24, or 36” mark in the previous course. Then continue installing shingle-strips to the left and right to complete the course. Jumping across a window? - Just align the first panel with the same number on the other side.
Shingles are connected to each other using clips that expand and contract. There is no backer-board.
The shingle-strip pattern varies to provide a true random widths appearance.
Strips can be easily cut at joints with a knife. Partial panels are used to start and finish courses, resulting in very little waste (3-4%). Individual shingles are easily separated from the shingle-strips for detail work and corners.
For fast, authentic, woven corners, use the prefabricated Ecoshel Corner Unit, a precision crafted, random width corner, that makes it possible to install just one wall at a time, while still offsetting all joints on both sides of the corner.
Ecoshel is also available as a tapersawn shake, a thicker profile often used for roofing. The Ecoshel Tapersawn Shake uses the same installation system as the shingle system, and has all of the same performance features.